Eric Saueracker Record Player Tweet


Teacher banned phones during an exam—so this student brought a record player

He went old school.


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Published Apr 12, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 6:46 pm CDT

A high school student in Vancouver, Washington, wanted to listen to music during a physics exam yesterday, but his teacher said cell phones were not allowed. So he did what any creative young kid living in 2018 would do: He brought a record player to class.

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The teacher, Eric Saueracker of Hudson’s Bay High School, shared photos on his Twitter account of the student, Wyatt Prutch, listening to a Kanye West album on the record player—through headphones, of course.

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Prutch ended up getting an A.

The best part? He was listening to The College Dropout.

Saueracker’s tweet went viral, and everyone praised the student for his ingenious idea.

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Even Prutch’s brother, who said he bought the record player, chimed in:

Although Prutch brought his record player to class with wholesome intentions—just to listen to music—one person had an idea for how students could utilize the device in the future:

Now students just need to learn how to make vinyl records.

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H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Apr 12, 2018, 7:42 pm CDT